About ECRI


​Our conflict-of-interest rules have been carefully developed to create an environment that maximizes objectivity, productivity, and integrity of process. We accept no advertising revenues from any source. Our employees are not permitted to own stock shares in medical device or pharmaceutical firms, and we verify this by examining each employee’s federal income tax return. We go beyond the industry norm to ensure that you receive unbiased guidance. To ensure that clients receive unbiased guidance, we accept no advertising revenues from any source and our employees are not permitted to own stock shares in medical device or pharmaceutical firms.

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Our more than 5,000 members and clients list includes hospitals, health systems, public and private payers, U.S. federal and state government agencies, health clinics, patients, policymakers, ministries of health, associations, and accrediting agencies worldwide.


"Baptist Health’s relationship with ECRI Institute is a key strategy to promote best practices, patient/staff safety, quality improvement, and cost reduction in our value analysis process.​"
Stan Swedberg, Vice President for Supply Chain, Baptist Health of Montgomery, Alabama

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​At ECRI Institute, we take pride in being a place where theory and practice combine to produce safer, more effective healthcare. Our staff is also bonded by a commitment to objectivity and to serving our members.

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​Nearly 400 staff worldwide provide extraordinary scope and depth of clinical, management, and technical expertise. Our collegial work environment encourages teamwork and an open exchange of ideas.

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 Evidence-Based Practice Center

​Designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in 1997.

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 Patient Safety Organization

​ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has been designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a federal Patient Safety Organization (PS0) under the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005.

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 Medical Device Safety Reports

Medical Device Safety Reports (MDSR) is a repository of medical device incident and hazard information independently investigated by ECRI Institute.

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 ​Public File

ECRI Institute is a 501(c)(3) exempt organization. Certain annual returns and other documents are available for public inspection at its corporate office during normal business hours. Copies are available upon request. For inspection or copies, please contact Dan Downing, vice president for finance, at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5238, or ddowning@ecri.org; or Ronni Solomon, executive vice president for legal affairs, at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5158, or rsolomon@ecri.org.